Monday, October 29, 2007

It's starting MUCH too soon....

I didn't think i would be seeing this so soon. As my daughter asked me for a pen and paper in the car so she could write down a few things that she would like for Christmas, I was curious too see what it said. My daughter is a people person. She was the child that had a room full of toys, and never played with one. She was also always the kid that while most of the kids were playing, she was trying to catch an adults ear, or listen in if she could get away with it. She recently interogated her Grandfather's new friend. "How often do you spend time with my grandfather?" she asks...."Do you see him everyday?" "Where do you live?".....that's my girl. But when I got the list back, I saw something on there that I was hoping not to see for atleast 4 more years. ABERCROMBIE clothes. Ugh! At 9? She made 2 new friends this year, and I think I knew it was coming, but I was in denial. I had no intention of introducing her to stores like that until she had a job and could buy them herself. That's how it went down in my house growing up. If your wondering what else was on the list...let me see....rainbows, ipod money(she says her Dad put the WORST songs on her Ipod. her's a few....Another one bites the dust-Queen, Video killed the radio star, grease lightning, Hello-The doors--Good songs to me!) , a skateboard, boy clothes, which I changed to girls clothes, skater sneakers. I think that was it. Not too bad.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Price of Stupid Mistakes

Much to my dissmay, I noticed tonight that my son has taken a black ink pen to the back of my less than 2 month old brand new couch. And it's bad. The couch is light in color, so it is beyond noticable. I need help ladies. Any home remedies or suggestions for ink on upholstery? It's suede I guess....the lesson learned here for sure is to never leave a pen in reach of a little one. Even if it's in your purse hanging on the door knob. I am bummed over this one-and I can't even dicipline him for it because I have no idea when it happened. I showed it to him, and he was actually PROUD. "oooohhh Mommy, crayon!"........what do you do with that? I told him "NO", and he hits me with a "My good Boy". Aaaahhhh kids..

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Common Courtesy

This is a not so happy post because I am frusterated with the lack of common decency and lack of respect that plagues our world. The Nanny that was hired to take care of my children about 6 weeks ago took it upon herself to-POOF! Dissapear. No explanantion, no phone call, no nothing! At this point I would have taken any reasoning, even if it hurt my feelings. "Your son is too much for me", or "I don't like bossy, loud New Yorkers", but to not offend, a simple-"The job is not working out for me" would have suficed. But NOTHING? How can you do that to someone? To the kids? Where's your work ethic? What do I tell my son when he is looking for LAWI(Lori)? Or explain to my 9 year old that it wasn't something she did? Besides, for those of you who know my son, it would be an HONOR to get to spend time with him.(Now if that's not a bias Mommy talking.....)

Friday, October 19, 2007

The art of walking around in circles

I have MASTERED the art of walking around in circles. Let me know your thoughts. Do you ever find yourself starting something, walking away for just a second, and starting something else, then another, and then forgetting where you started to the point where you have the washing machine on, but there are no clothes in it? And the water is running to do dishes, but your 2 rooms away? Or even better, you were boiling water for a cup of tea, and it evaporated because you started cleaning out your t-shirt drawer? Am I the only scatter brain out there?

The pain of the "overdraft"

Don't you love when you check your bank account on line, and your total is in parenthesis? I can't think of anything that aggravates me more(I'm sure I could, but not right at the moment). I was charged $35 for going over $2.13, and my paycheck hit, but it wasn't "available" yet. Needless to say I marched myself right into the bank in my pajamas ready to battle this morning. Then when I was faced with a senior citizen at the help desk, my whole demeanor changed. Luckily, that sweet lady offered to refund the charge, I didn't even have to ask. Then some other woman who clearly doesn't have children gave my less than 2 year old a lollypop at 9:36am. But that's a whole other post....

Thursday, October 18, 2007


You can love it, you can hate it, but I think generally speaking, most of us try to stay away from it. Except for people like me, who have to stare at it for hours on end three times a week. Love it or leave it, The Cheesecake Factory is very good to me. If anyone needs a part time job, it is the best part-time money you could make. But I will say, being behind the scenes, you would NEVER eat another piece of Cheesecake again if you saw the nutritional info. I'm actually glad I did. I haven't had a piece since. Lets put it this way, one slice of cheesecake is equivelant to about a 1/2 week of recommended fat and calories! It's sinful! And yes...delicious.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

It's only the Beginning..

This is my very first blog entry. I am not computer savvy at all, so it's a small miracle in itself that this will actually get posted. We shall see. I learned about blogging in July. Yes, July of 2007. When I started attending my Church, I went to the website, which introduced me to blogs. Now there are not many, but a few blogs that I check on a daily basis. Some for informational purposes, and some to chat with other mothers and such. I can think of many interesting things to post on this blog, so be on the lookout!